Updated: November 14, 2018
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Japanese Sweet Potato! What The Fuss Is All About!

It's autumn season again, and that only means one thing: all the best Japanese desserts are available! Sweet potato, chestnut, pumpkin! While the weather is getting cooler, you can enjoy the ultimate comforting snack, Japanese sweet potatoes! If you've never tried them, you've been missing out your whole life!

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Japanese. Sweet. Potato!

Japanese sweet potatoes are quite similar to American yams, except that they're sweeter! And now that autumn has blessed us with is presence, we can finally enjoy sweet potatoes in many different shapes and forms!

Japanese sweet potatoes also happen to be a rather healthy snack. So now there are even more reasons to enjoy this heavenly comfort food. They are actually very rich in vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. They contain a particularly high amount of vitamin A (your skin will thank you!). Also, Japanese sweet potatoes are antioxidant, they help prevent heart disease, they help relieve constipation, they help stimulate the immune system, etc.
Now, there's really no reason not to eat this delicious snack!
If you're like me, the first time you saw this truck, you probably wondered, what in the world is this?? You can see a truck with a charcoal oven driving around the city pumping out old-school Japanese music. You'll probably scratch your head and try to guess what it is.
Well, this truck drives around the city to sell freshly baked delicious sweet potatoes. On a chilly autumn or winter day, you'll never be this happy to see a truck drive-by. I guess it's the fall equivalent of an ice cream truck?
Look at these beautifully roasted potatoes which are as fragrant as they are delicious. The skin peels off easily and you can eat it on your way home on a cold day.
You can also find them at most supermarkets and at a lot of food stalls.

Other ways to enjoy sweet potatoes

Click on the link below to find out many other delicious ways to eat sweet potatoes. I would say the second most popular way would be "daigaku imo", which literally translates to sweet potato university. Some say it got its name because it was a popular snack among University students because it was both filling and cheap.

It's basically candied sweet potato and it's so incredibly delicious!
Lili Wanderlust
I love travelling and discovering new cuisines. Japan has a panoply of local dishes to try. I also love yoga, coffee, reading, and cycling.

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